Blogging the Bookshelf

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“The Noodle Maker” – Ma Jian

February 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Love, Marriage, Uncategorized, Writing

‘Love is a waste of time,’ the old woman told him. ‘If that writer wants to marry my daughter, he should come and take a look at me first. I’m the image of who she will be nine thousand days from now. When he sees me, his love-sickness will vanish like a puff of smoke.’

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Fathers and Daughters – “Disgrace” – J.M. Coetzee

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments · African, Fiction, Literature, Love

But he is a father, that is his fate, and as a father grows older he turns more and more – it cannot be helped – toward his daughter. She becomes his second salvation, the bride of his youth reborn. No wonder, in fairy-stories, queens try to hound their daughters to their death! He sighs, [...]

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